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Nov 27, 2012 11:00am PST
of a future world in america. "i see a thousand kingdoms raised, cities and men, numerous as sand upon the ocean shore. the ohio then shall glide by many a town of note, and where the mississippi stamy forest shaded now runs weeping on, cities shall grow, and states, not less in fame than greece and rome." ( music ) ( music ) narrator: the east buiing of the national gallery of art in washing d.c.-- built to relieve the heavily- burdened facilities of the original gallery, to house temporary exhibitions, and to serve as a center for advanced study in the visual arts. within these walls, visitors to our nation's capital are drawn in to a very special place where monumental accomplishments of modern masters await discovery. built on a trapezoidal plot of land adjoining the original gallery, the east building is of a unique and radical design, utilizing triangular shapes with large interior spaces. it was a collaborative effort spanning more than ten years. director j. carter brown worked closely with architect i. m. pei in its development. seven works of art were commissioned it was agre
Nov 28, 2012 2:00pm PST
's emergence in the 20th century, vienna embodies, perhaps more than any other city, the struggle to break with the ossified traditions of the 19th century to achieve a modern art, an art for the 20th century. turn-of-the-century vienna was a prosperous and technologically advanced society, peaceful and secure, the center of the austro-hungarian empire, ruled over for more than 50 years by the last of the hapsburgs-- emperor franz josef. franz josef symbolized permanence and stability. he cultivated a status quo, based on a bureaucracy and state censorship, which exerted a virtual strangle hold on the capital's cultural imagination. artistic life was dominated by the baroque history painting of the fine arts academy. architectural endeavor aimed at creating a sense of continuity with a grand past. the town hall-- late gothic... the hofburg theater-- high baroque... the parliament buildings-- classical greek. against this background, artists and architects across europe sought new ways of looking, new forms of building, that would embody the idealism and progress of the new age. in vienna,
Nov 21, 2012 8:00am PST
city to speak with "democracy now!" correspond sharif abdel kouddous and host a debate between the jewish institute for national security affairs and the palestine center. then, will black friday give walmart a black eye? >> because we live in america and we work for the world's largest company and we're still not making it. >> because after choosing between paying my bills -- >> because i'm 52 years old and i cannot afford my own apartment on what i make a walmart. >> walmart workers across the country planning to stage unprecedented walkouts and protests on friday, the busiest shopping day of the year. all of that and more coming up. this is "democracy now!,", the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. violence continues to flare in the israeli assault on the gaza strip as a cease-fire remains out of reach. and breaking news, about 21 people have been wounded in a bus bombing near military headquarters in the israeli city of tel aviv. israeli police say two suspects threw a bomb on to the bus before fleeing the scene. the attack marks one of the worst inside
Nov 23, 2012 8:00am PST
,000. they struck some pretty rich oil pools all around theregrayson city and slick city and cromwell and seminole and bowlegs and sand springs and springhill. and all up and down the whole country there, they got oil. got some pretty nice old fields 'round okemah there. alan lomax: did any of the oil come in your family? woody guthrie: no, no, we got the grease. amy goodman: woody guthrie being interviewed by alan lomax. we turn now to will kaufman, author of the new book, woody guthrie, american radical. kaufman is a professor of american literature and culture at the university of central lancashire, england. he's also a musician who's he's also a musician who's performed hundreds of musical presentations on woody guthrie. i interviewed will kaufman recently and asked him to talk about woody guthrie's childhood. musical presentations on woody guthrie. i interviewed will kaufman recently and asked him to talk about woody guthrie's childhood. will kaufman: well, he was born in okemah, oklahoma, as you said, in 1912. he was born to a middle-class, fairly right-wing family. his father, charlie guth
Nov 22, 2012 8:00am PST
and into the emerald city and on their way to the wicked witch, when all the songs stopped, because they wouldn't let them do anymore. ok? you'll notice then the chase begins, you see, in the movie. amy goodman: why wouldn't they let them do anymore? ernie harburg: because they didn't understand what he was doing, and they wanted a chase in there. so, anyhow, yip also wrote all the dialogue in that time and the setup to the songs, and he also wrote the part where they give out the heart, the brains and the nerve, because he was the final script editor. and there was eleven screenwriters on that. and he pulled the whole thing together, wrote his own lines and gave the thing a coherence and a unity, which made it a work of art. but he doesn't get credit for that. he gets "lyrics by e.y. harburg," you see? but, nevertheless, he put his influence on the thing. amy goodman: who wrote the wizard of oz originally, the story? ernie harburg: yeah, frank l. baum was an interesting kind of maverick guy, who at one point in his life was an editor of a paper in south dakota. and this was at the time of the populi
Nov 26, 2012 9:00am PST
in any town or city of the united states, conventionality exudes from it, it just fits that conventional american protestant type mode. but over issues of healing for instance, when, from healing through prayer, when someone dies or some issue has been raised in the courts, that tends to push them along the continuum at least into a middle ground, and in some cases where there has been some severe conflicts and some convictions, particularly involving children it can push them in there, so there is a lot of movement here. also let's not just think about the united states, so that's primarily what we are looking at. you go to cities of los angeles and there is a buddhist temple of one sort or another in just about every other corner next to your episcopalian and methodist church. so buddhism in los angeles is taking on a much more conventional status where as if they-- well for instance, to flip my examples here, but there are enough muslims in macomb to actually build a mosque and they are going to begin work on building a mosque there. and you know, that is going to be a lighting rod of
Nov 27, 2012 3:00pm PST
-contained city rather than just one man's humble abode. >> william randolph hearst sat here in the center of the table. he liked to be surrounded by his guests. he sat here so he could talk and understand more about his guests. these were newsworthy people that sat here around him for his meals. >> but it was the land just below his home that hearst truly cherished, a place referred to simply as "the ranch." for a man who lived his life in the public eye, this was his true oasis, a place to slip into obscurity. >> so he built his castle here at san simeon, but the love of the ranch, the cowboy lifestyle--it was always something that hearst really favored. but william randolph hearst wrote a letter to his mother--once quoting, then, from mr. hearst-- that if he could spend a month anywhere in the world, it would be at the ranch at san simeon. >> today, william randolph's cowboy dreams are being lived out by his great-grandson steve hearst. the now 80,000-acre hearst ranch is one of the largest and oldest working cattle ranches on the california coast. but when the new generation of hearsts
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